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Stephen Avenue Walk

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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round...
Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round pedestrian experience featuring shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is home to: • 5,000 to 10,000 people per hour in peak times • Live performances, buskers, music, festivals, artists and culture galore • Nine major shopping centres/department stores • Some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars • An eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries Stephen Avenue Walk is managed daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm by the Calgary Downtown Association on behalf of the City of Calgary.
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Nice pedestrian walk!

This is a nice walk free of cars in downtown Calgary! A little shady in areas, but very pleasant during the day. On the walk, you will find restaurants, souvenir shops, shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice walk free of cars in downtown Calgary! A little shady in areas, but very pleasant during the day. On the walk, you will find restaurants, souvenir shops, shopping centres, and small boutique stores.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If this is the "main drag", what does everyone do here? All the little shops close at 6 or 7pm, so there was no shopping. Stephen Ave wasn't particularly scenic, and though I felt pretty safe walking along the [pretty run down] strip, it is barren past 14th street. The restaurants and bars that we did stop into were adorable,... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Pedestrianized area (except evenings when traffic is allowed) in Downtown Calgary, with several shops and numerous bars and eateries, many of which have outdoor seating. Quite a nice area with flower baskets and little lights strung across the streets. Not as big as expected, or as many shops but still worth a wander. There are a few indoor shopping centres... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love going down Stephen Avenue during lunchtime. The street is bustling and there is so much going on! It's a lovely street that does not have any cars on it, but is lined with shops, vendors, and restaurants. It's a fun place to go, especially in the summer when it's hot and more people are out and about. Recommend... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are visiting Calgary for the first time, I suggest you visit this area. It can be easily reached from the train no matter what part of the city you are coming from. It is right in the heart of downtown Calgary but it is tucked behind the main train line. Here's what you can find during summer time:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not a Las Vegas strip, but you can walk from East to West (from grand museums, and theatres to shopping heaven) without any cars trying to run you over (except after 6pm some nights). There are some interesting architecture and sculptures. Worth the walk.

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Sao Joao del Rei, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

All the the days when I was coming home I walked by Stephan Avenue. Had many shops, restaurants and the most impressive are the people making music and art, all very excited. It is beautiful, I loved when was sunset and you can see all lights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Te most wonderful street in Calgary! You need a photo in this place, is really Beauty and always has a lot of people. Is really near from Calgary tower.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great place to visit in the summer, especially in and around the lunch hours. There's lots of activity, music, food trucks, tents selling wares, shops and restaurants. Pick up some food and wander down the avenue. It can get quieter in the evenings and on the weekends (downtown Calgary becomes "empty" when workers leave for the day),... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I love walking into Stephen Avenue everyday..there are many restaurants,shops, malls,and my all time favorite is the dollar store.I go and visit it every alternate day to buy some funky and crazy stuff for my home and kitchen..this place is very happening during summers. :)

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Address: Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

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